Buena Vista University

Public Administration

Public Administrators are responsible for making communities work. From school program administration to community planning, public administrators get involved in the every day operations, where government and community interests meet. The Professional & Online Studies public administration major gives you a firm grounding in political science so you have the necessary background in politics and theory, while also closely studying major issues of concern directly to communities.

Employment opportunities include:

Courses of study

Major in Public Administration : 46 credit hours

ACCT 205 Financial Accounting
ECON 205 Principles of Microeconomics
ECON 206 Principles of Macroeconomics
MATH 140 Elementary Applied Statistics
MGMT 306 Principles of Management
MGMT 320 Human Resource Management
PSCN 110 Introduction to American Government
PSCN 115 Introduction to Politics
PSCN 240 Judicial Process or PSCN 245 Introduction to American Law
PSPA 165 Introduction to Public Administration
PSPA 320 State and Local Politics or PSPA 380 Administrative Agencies
PSPA 360 Introduction to Public Affairs
PSPA 400 Pre-Professional Seminar

Option A: 6 credit hours from:

PSPA 485 Special Topics in Public Administration
PSPA 495 Senior Internship
Additional PSCN or PSPA course at the 300 level or higher not previously completed to satisfy a PSPA requirement

PSCN 490 Washington Center internship program

Best Value - Regional Colleges 2015

Buena Vista University
610 W. 4th Street
Storm Lake, IA 50588
800.383.9600

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